Definition of Doggett's Coat and Badge from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Doggett's Coat and Badge

 
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a rowing race that has been held every year since 1715 on the River Thames between London Bridge and Chelsea. The winner receives a red coat in 18th-century style and a silver badge. It was started by the Irish comedian Thomas Doggett (c. 1670-1721), and is the oldest regular sporting contest in Britain.